Proposed System Would Help Track Lost Seniors

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

State legislators will likely expand the state's Amber Alert system for missing children to include alerts for missing senior citizens.

Texas could soon have a new system in place to help locate the approximately 900 senior citizens who are reported missing statewide each year.

The state House is expected to consider a bill Monday to create a so-called "Silver Alert" system to inform the public when older people with mental impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease, are lost.

The Senate already has passed the bill unanimously.

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